Schooling in Formula One should not be undertaken lightly. It is incredibly important that all students meet the exacting criteria set by the sport’s governing body, the International Formula Drivers Association (FIA). Failure to do so can lead to disqualification from both the amateur and professional ranks. Students can be chosen from a pool of drivers who have passed the test driver examination and are then put through a rigorous two-day practice session in a fully functional car before being given their driving test. After the practical session is completed students will be presented with an examination paper and will need to produce a full lap time to confirm they have driven the vehicle they were given, and in an appropriate fashion. Only after the examination paper has been passed can the student officially begin to take part in Formula One automobile racing.